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10 mountain lodges where you'll want to stay this summer

For a romantic holiday, between luxury and nature

10 mountain lodges where you'll want to stay this summer For a romantic holiday, between luxury and nature

Special attention to detail, familiar atmosphere and wood-scented interiors? Not only. Modern chalets combine local tradition and international design, focusing on luxury and wellness. They offer comfortable rooms, spas, swimming pools with panoramic mountain views and gourmand food. All in locations surrounded by nature, among larch trees, grassy meadows and romantic lakes where you can swim or watch the sunset mirrored in the water. 

Whether you love to relax reading a book in front of the fireplace or hiking in the Dolomites, here below you will find the 10 chalets in the mountains where you want to spend your summer. 


San Luis Private Retreat Hotel & Lodge, Bolzano

The San Luis Private Retreat Hotel & Lodge is located in a larch forest at 1400 meters above Merano. The facility includes 42 chalets, each one different from the other. Some are arranged around the lake, others are suspended over the trees or stand next to the large hall, but they are all equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, private sauna and hotpot. The clubhouse features entertainment areas, from the lobby to the bar, from the restaurants to the cinema, from the large wine and cheese cellar to the wonderful indoor pool, from the heated outdoor pool to the Jacuzzi.

From €265 per person per night.


Adler Lodge Ritten, Bolzano

The Adler Lodge Ritten is a luxurious retreat in the forest of Renon (Bz) which grows around a natural lake and offers a breathtaking view on the Dolomites. Perfect to enjoy nature, the resort features 20 chalets and a central 3-storey building that includes: wellness area (spa, infinity pool, Turkish bath, relaxation room) and fitness area, reception, lounge area, restaurant with large windows even on the ceiling for dinners under the stars. If you want to relax in privacy, you can also try the aromatic saunas and the relaxation room in the woods

From €249 per person per night.


Miramonti Boutique Hotel, Avelengo 

Located in Avelengo, 1230 meters above sea level, 10 km from Merano, the Miramonti Boutique Hotel combines Tyrolean style and modern interior design. Built using natural and local materials, the hotel offers 3 restaurants for food lovers and a spa and fitness area including a sauna in the woods and a 16-meter long outdoor swimming pool with warm, salt water and speakers to listen to music while you swim.

From €221 per person per night.


Dolomiti Wellness Hotel Fanes, San Cassiano

Luxury and wellness nestled between the peaks of the Dolomites of Alta Badia and larch forests. The Dolomiti Wellness Hotel Fanes mixes suites and lofts equipped with sauna, steam bath and private jacuzzi with exclusive Chalets combining modern design with antique wooden elements from Val Badia. The Fanes Spa is a wellness haven providing different types of body treatments: from the hay sauna to the hammam to the bath in the tubs made from the trunk of a chestnut tree.

From €256 per person per night.


Chalet Levissima 3000, Bormio

Chalet Levissima 3000 is the ideal place both for climbers and couples who want to enjoy a unique and relaxing holiday in the clouds. Overlooking the Stelvio National Park, it is the highest refuge in Europe. It is built with eco-friendly materials to reduce the environmental impact and is designed to adapt with nature all around. It can host two guests and includes an open space with a king-size double bed, two armchairs with table and pouffe, and an island kitchen. The private bathroom has a shower and bathtub with a view of the peaks, while a terrace offers a breathtaking view of Cima Piazzi. 

From €1,161 per night.


Purmontes Private Luxury Chalet, Mantana 

Purmontes Private Luxury Chalet includes five chalet-suites, each one eco-friendly and equipped with a private infinity pool, large terrace or garden and fireplace, where you can relax all day long in full privacy. Common areas include a spa and a lounge-library with fireplace. Next to each building there is also a riding stable, with a private box for your horse. Across the street, you will find the swimming pond. Everything around there is quiet, among pastures, woods and, nearby, the small village of Mantana.

From €310 per person per night.


Bergvillen by Chalet Mirabell, Avelengo

Bergvillen by Chalet Mirabell consists of 4 mountain villas near Merano, where luxury, design and alpine naturalness are combined. Refined design interiors and exclusive services offer not only a breathtaking view of the South Tyrolean mountains but also the ideal spots to read a book in front of the fireplace, look at the stars while swimming in the pool or discover the nature in the surrounding forest. Indoors, each chalet features a luxury kitchen, a large seating area, dining table for 8-12 people, while outdoors, guests can enjoy a garden with sun terrace, a large kitchen, barbecue, Finnish sauna and private swimming pool with sun chairs. Additionally, breakfast is included in your stay and, on request, a personal chef is available.

From €450 per person per night.


Sunny Valley Kelo Mountain Lodge

The Sunny Valley Kelo Mountain Lodge is located in the Stelvio Park and can be reached by cable car from Santa Caterina Valfurva. The resort, entirely built of local stone and Lappish firs, is an exclusive eco lodge with only 11 suites available. Each of them has a double bed, a sofa, armchairs, built-in wardrobes, a bathroom with shower, while the bathtub is placed in front of large windows that give a breathtaking view of local nature.

From €405 per person per night.


Chalet Rönn, Colfosco

The Chalet Rönn is located in an alpine style building nestled in the green meadows, just outside the center of Colfosco, and offers rooms with views of the Dolomites equipped with all comforts: kitchen, living room, lounge area and access to the spa. The house is developed on several floors and for this reason it also features an internal lift. It can accomodate from 2 to max 16 guests. 

From €123 per person per night.


Baita 1697, Pragelato

If you are looking for a place that blends the style of buildings typical of the Italian Alps with international interior design, Baita 1697 is the right choice for you. The lodge, located a few minutes from the ski slopes, a summer golf course and the natural park of Val Troncea, offers everything you need for a comfortable holiday. A fan fact? The furniture and paintings come from different countries where the interior designer Lucie McCullough has lived and travelled such as Mongolia, Bhutan, Myanmar, France, Thailand and India.

From €450 per person per night.